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Pets and Road Safety

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To demonstrate the necessity of safely securing pets while travelling, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) carried out a series of crash-tests in which they simulated a frontal collision at 50 km/h, using a dog dummy weighing 22 kg (48.5 lbs) and a human driver dummy. RACE concluded that the safest way to transport a pet is in a pet carrier (crate). For small dogs and cats, the crate is best located on the floor of the car. For larger dogs, it is preferable to locate the crate in a horizontal position in the car trunk, behind a dividing dog guard/grille (Dirección General de Tráfico, 2013). (Issue 43, July 2020, pp.46-47). Read article 

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